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It is our pleasure to announce that we have a very full agenda for this year's EAD Roundtable Meeting, including our usual business meeting, election of a new vice chair/chair elect, and a new addition to the program: short demonstrations of the newest and most innovative EAD and EAC projects. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 11th from 3:15-5:15 pm (Room: Delaware A). I hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be an exciting and informative meeting! The meeting agenda and candidate statements follow below.
Jacquelyn Ferry, EAD Roundtable Chair
John Nemmers, EAD Roundtable Vice Chair/Chair Elect
Encoded Archival Description Roundtable Agenda
SAA 2010 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010, 3:15-5:15 pm
1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Roundtable Chair Report
There are two candidates for incoming vice chair/chair elect: Mark Matienzo and Catalina Oyler; their biographies and statements appear at the end of the agenda.
4. Updates and Announcements
Join us for an exciting and informative program where eight of our colleagues will demonstrate new tools and applications from the EAD/EAC trenches. Demonstrations will include examples of EAC in practice, tools to facilitate EAD encoding, and new interface design and delivery mechanisms. Demonstrations will be followed by a question and answer session. A tentative list of demonstrations include:
6. Election Results
Vice Chair/Chair Elect Candidate Statements
Mark A. Matienzo is a Digital Archivist in Manuscripts and Archives at the Yale University Library. He has served as a consultant for the Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science and ArchivesSpace, the project investigating the merge of Archon and Archivists' Toolkit. He taught a seminar on digital libraries at the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University in Fall 2009. He was Chair of SAA's Description Section from 2007-2008 and Co-Chair of the RLG Programs Roundtable from 2008-2009.
Prior to joining Yale University, he worked as an Applications Developer in the Strategic Planning Office and the Digital Experience Group of The New York Public Library, as assistant archivist for systems and metadata at the Niels Bohr Library & Archives of the American Institute of Physics, as project cataloging archivist at the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution, and as catalog librarian at ProQuest Information and Learning. He received his MSI from the School of Information at the University of Michigan and a BA in Philosophy from the College of Wooster.
Mark is running for Vice Chair/Chair Elect of the EAD Roundtable because of his long history with EAD, having worked on EAD-related projects for over eight years. Additionally, he hopes to serve as a point of contact between the Roundtable's membership and the upcoming process for EAD revision.
Catalina Oyler is currently digital initiatives coordinator for the Five Colleges of Ohio, where she works with library staff and professors to create digital collections covering a wide variety of topics and document types. Before taking this position in July, she was project archivist for Arizona Archives Online (AAO), an EAD consortium. At AAO Catalina worked to help 12 archival institutions start using EAD and improved the delivery of finding aids through AAO's website. As a student at the University of Michigan School of Information, Catalina led a project that introduced EAD to the William L. Clements Library.
Catalina's interest in this position comes from her commitment to reach out to more institutions to encourage EAD adoption. EAD is a great tool for archives, however, many archivists don't understand its value or are intimidated by the technical requirements. Catalina's experience in helping institutions start from scratch with EAD gives her a firsthand understanding about the barriers these new adopters face and solutions that help them become successful EAD users. As the EAD Roundtable vice-chair/chair, Catalina is committed to finding more ways to support new EAD users, particularly through additions to the EAD help pages and improving knowledge sharing from EAD experts.